Skip to comments.Pittsburgh School Board refuses to arm police on campus
Posted on 10/27/2018 1:31:55 PM PDT by Kaslin
This turned out to be a particularly oddly timed story to come across after the Synagogue shooting this morning. Someone should probably have a word with the parents and teachers in the Pittsburgh Public School system. At a recent meeting of the school board, a measure was brought up for a vote which sounds as if it should be a no-brainer except for the fact that it hadn’t been done long ago. Should the police who patrol on school campuses be armed? That was the question before the board. And they shot it down (pun intended) by a margin of 8 to 1. (CBS Pittsburgh)
Police officers with Pittsburgh Public Schools will not carry firearms.
The vote at Wednesday nights board meeting at the Board of Education Building was 8-1.
The only board member who supported officers carrying guns was Cynthia Falls.
We expect them to possibly take a bullet, but not have a firearm to defend themselves, our students, or our staff, said Falls.
Another board member is quoted as saying that they “didn’t hear from anybody” who thought it was a good idea. Well, anybody but the law enforcement officers themselves.
So are we just done debating how to keep schools more secure from possible mass shootings? We’re not talking about arming teachers here or even private security guards. These are the cops. And as their union spokesperson pointed out, these are school district police but they patrol in more places than just on campus. They go to events off campus and have mobile units riding around in squad cars. They may be called on for any number of emergency situations. And you want to forbid them from carrying firearms?
The parents and teachers are apparently willing to accept a situation where an active shooter event could erupt and it might be up to five or even ten minutes until armed police officers arrive on the scene. In the intervening time, you’ve got cops on the campus who you expect to rush in and charge an armed killer with a baton? Our first responders are brave and dedicated, but that’s asking a bit much, don’t you think? What this really sounds like is a formula for having more dead cops on top of a bunch of students being shot up.
Congratulations, Pittsburgh. This one is all on you if it goes entirely pear-shaped.
You really have to wonder what the hell is WRONG with people today?????
Some friends of mine were Pittsburgh teachers. Wonderful friends, but horribly leftist. The school enrollment keeps decreasing, especially the white enrollment.
Gunzerbad, mmmkay ? Turn in yer gunz.
After today, they may change their minds.
It’s their prerogative, but it’s also documented evidence of intentional, criminal negligence should there ever be a school shooting in their district. This makes them accessories to any murder of any of their students.
Very well said.
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As the sign says to unbalanced visitors we have conveniently disarmed everyone here so you are now free to shoot anyone without fear of firearms stopping you. Enjoy your visit.
Pittsburgh School Board refuses protect children on campus...
What school-shooting event is he referring to?
Most of the ones of the past several years have demonstrated just the opposite... Their basic strategy has been to hide/cower outside the school until the shooting stops and then mug for the TV cameras...
The way to solve the problem is simple.
No cops in schools
No calls answered that requires a cop presence on school grounds.
Direct traffic in the street when a sporting event requires that, but nothing more.
Let the school solve their own problems. After all, they are smarter than the cops so they should have no problems the can not handle.
WPIAL holds sporting events.
Maybe they see school shootings as post partum abortion. Being liberals abortion is always correct.
They do not give a damn about the safety of the students, Their main concern is that they have the last say in the debate. It does not matter to them that the school saftey patrol could save the life of some students. They must be right about no guns in school area. Shows who they are when election time comes.
So; can they arm THEMSELVES?
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